Interactive workshop: Taking on climate, COVID and health inequity

On September 16, join the Skoll Foundation and Health Care Without Harm in the interactive workshop Local solutions for global recovery: Taking on climate, COVID, and health inequity.

As the world responds to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis, we find ourselves at a crossroads. One path takes us back in the direction we came, propping up old, unjust systems that have led to this moment of compound health, ecological, social, political, and economic crises. The other path leads toward an opportunity to forge a just transition to a more equitable, resilient society that provides dignified work for all, universal health care, and a healthy climate.

Around the globe, local leaders are helping blaze this second path. As many around the world rise up against systemic racism and discrimination, a movement is emerging to forge a broad, interconnected agenda for fundamental change that fosters health equity, ecological sustainability, and social justice.

Join Health Care Without Harm and the Skoll Foundation for an enlightening and engaging interactive session open to all. In addition to hearing from a top WHO official and front-line leaders from the United States, India, and South Africa, you’ll have an opportunity to share your own ideas about the challenges and opportunities at the critical intersections of health, climate, and justice. Together, we’ll work toward a more resilient and just world.

Register to participate: space is limited.

Please note start time in your time zone: 8:00AM PDT / 11:00AM EDT / 12:00PM BRT / 4:00PM BST / 5:00PM SAST / 8:30PM IST. See event in your time zone here

This workshop follows the online session of March 31 on the Virtual Skoll World Forum Week, Coronavirus and the climate crisis: Mobilizing health for common solutions.



  • Moderator. President and Founder, Health Care Without Harm.
  • Speaker. South African Research Chair on the Health Workforce & Immediate Past President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations, University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Speaker. Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization.
  • Speaker. Director, Agri-Cultura Network, United States.
  • Speaker. Former Secretary of Health, Government of Chhattisgarh, India.


Time and location

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 BST

Register for the session here